For over a decade, director/cinematographer John Roderick has cut his teeth in the world of adventure, action sports, music and culture. Much of John’s branded content, television series, and documentary film work have focused on highlighting extraordinary people, the planet and brands that are serving the greater good.

John’s cinematography is highly motivated by shaping natural light sourcing, shadow and action that allow both the subject and story to feel their most authentic. His camera language often blend handheld movement and vintage lens selection that produce a sense of imperfect grit and loves to find that perfect flare coming across the lens. John’s work experience is widely diverse, ranging from large commercials requiring over 50,000 watts, to scene work for reality television series, highly coordinated action sports stunts, to verite docuseries in some of the world’s most remote and rugged locations.

John holds feature director of photography and film lighting master class certificates under the mentorship of cinematographer Russell Carpenter (Titanic, Avatar 2&3, Charlie’s Angels, Ant Man) and lighting gaffer Morris Flam (The Tourist, Black Swam, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Cold Mountain, I am Legend).


Born in the small mill town of Rumford, Maine, John moved west to Vail, Colorado in 1997 to pursue his passion for the outdoors, skateboarding and snowboarding. He quickly found a community within snowsports and began his career as a cinematographer and filmmaker for such brands as Oakley, Red Bull and Outside Television.